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Cite MLA Style

How to cite according to the 8th edition of the Modern Language Association.

How to Cite MLA Style

This guide describes basic examples for citing sources MLA style according to the 8th edition of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers.

How to grab a citation, cite print, web or other common sources, get citation and formatting tips or access sample papers.

MLA Tutorial Series

Check out this step by step tutorial series on how to properly use MLA style including creating a title page, using in-text citation, building a works cited page, and more. Organized in short clips, you can watch just the parts you need or the entire series. Sign in with your COM account.

MLA Style Center

Visit The MLA Style Center at for writing tips, guidelines on formatting, answers from MLA editors, and more. It’s free, and no registration is required!

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More information on citing MLA style is available from the MLA Handbook in COM Library.

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